How to Answer “What Are Your Hobbies and Interests?” (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson What are your hobbies and interests? Seems like a strange question for an interview, right? After all, what do your hobbies and interest have to do with your career? Well, they can actually have a lot to do with it, depending on what they are. So, are you ready to learn more…

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Virtual Job Shadowing (Step-By-Guide)

By Mike Simpson Virtual job shadowing is a fairly new creation, at least when it comes to the mainstream. Ultimately, the pandemic has changed a lot about how people work and live, including how we learn about career options and further ourselves professionally. With virtual job shadow opportunities, you can experience a day in the…

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How to Introduce Yourself in a Job Interview (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson One of the most oddly challenging parts of meeting with a hiring manager is figuring out how to introduce yourself in an interview. After all, the hiring manager has your resume. Don’t they already know a bit who you are and what you have to offer? Why do you need to tell…

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Job Interview Preparation: Using the Mock Interview (Questions Included)

By Mike Simpson Did you know that you may only have 27 seconds to make a great first impression during your interview? It’s true. Hiring managers start sizing you up quickly, so seizing every advantage to get your interview right is a must. That’s where a mock interview comes in. With a mock interview, you…

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How to Answer “What Are Your Salary Expectations?” (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson What are your salary expectations? It’s one of the most challenging interview questions to answer. Not only does it put you on the spot, but it also serves as a starting point for salary negotiations. If you don’t get this one just right, you might end up making less than you could…

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How to Craft a Resume Headline (20 Resume Title Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson As a job seeker, you know that having a stellar resume is a must. That means you need every part of it to showcase you as an exceptional talent, including your resume headline. In many ways, your resume headline is one of the most important parts of your application. Why? Because it…

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What Is Analytical Thinking? (A Job Seeker’s Guide)

By Mike Simpson In the eyes of hiring managers, analytical thinking can be one of the most important things a candidate brings to the table. Whether a role is technical or not, an analytical thinker can be an asset, ensuring they can navigate complex situations and solve problems whenever the need arises. But what is…

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How to Write a Resignation Email (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson Deciding to leave a job is usually equal parts exciting and nerve-racking. In most cases, you’re probably moving on to bigger, better things, like a new job. Or maybe you’re simply trying to get away from something that’s making you miserable. Did you know that millions of people leave their jobs each…

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How to Beat the Applicant Tracking System in 2021

By Mike Simpson Picture this: you’ve found the absolutely perfect job for your skills and experience. So, you spend hours targeting your resume and honing your cover letter. And when you submit your application, you just know deep down in your bones that the hiring manager will call any day to invite you for an…

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How to Write a Cover Letter for an Internship (Templates Included)

By Mike Simpson Figuring out how to write a cover letter for an internship can be surprisingly tricky. Why? Well, for one, if you’re going for an internship, you probably don’t have a ton of experience in the field. Does that mean you shouldn’t go for it? Hardly. Overall, around 65 percent of paid internships…

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